The name of the association shall be the Mid-America Reformed Seminary Alumni Association.
Article II - Purpose
The purpose of the Mid-America Reformed Seminary Alumni Association will be to promote a unified fellowship among the alumni family and to cultivate the interests and advancement of the Seminary for the purpose of training students for Christian ministry that glorifies the triune God as revealed in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments and summarized by the Canons of Dort, the Belgic Confession, the Heidelberg Catechism and the Westminster Confession of Faith.
The Mid-America Reformed Seminary Alumni Association shall seek to encourage its members to:
Article III - Membership
All students who have successfully completed at least 12 credit-hours of study at Mid-America Reformed Seminary are members of the Mid-America Reformed Seminary Alumni Association. Membership in the Association is automatic and there are no membership dues.
Article IV - Government
The leadership of the Mid-America Reformed Seminary Alumni Association shall be vested in a council known as the Alumni Executive Council. Only graduates of Mid-America Reformed Seminary are eligible for service on the Alumni Executive Council. All Alumni Executive Council members must subscribe to the Reformed Confessions identified in Article II.
The Alumni Executive Council shall consist of 3 classes of members with 2 members in each class. These 6 members shall be geographically diverse and shall be appointed by the Board of Trustees each year at their annual fall meeting. Council members shall serve a term of 3 years. Members who have served for 2 consecutive terms are not eligible for re-appointment for 2 years. Vacancies to the Alumni Executive Council shall be filled by appointment of the Board of Trustees and the appointee shall complete the unexpired term of his predecessor in office.
Members of the Alumni Executive Council may be removed for cause by a three-fourths (3/4) vote of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees. This action may be taken only after a due and proper written statement of the reason for this action being contemplated is provided to said Council member at least ten (10) days prior to consideration of the matter. Said Council member shall be entitled to a fair and impartial hearing, if so requested, and the Council member shall have the right to appeal the decision to the full Board of Trustees provided he/she does so in writing at least 30 days prior to the next scheduled Board meeting.
The Alumni Executive Council shall annually select from among themselves the following officers: President, Vice-President and Secretary. The duties of these officers shall be as follows:
Mid-America Reformed Seminary’s President and Director of Development shall serve as non-voting advisory members of the Alumni Executive Council.
The Alumni Executive Council shall meet at least annually for the purpose of conducting Alumni Association business.
Rules governing meetings—the rules contained in the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern the Association in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these by-laws and any special rules of order the Association may adopt.
Amendment of Bylaws—these bylaws may be amended at any regular meeting of the Association by a two-thirds vote, provided that the amendment has been submitted in writing at the previous regular meeting, after which vote it shall be subject to ratification by a majority of the Board of Trustees.
Article V - Association Benefits